Snail Facts for Kids
Facts for Kids!
Snails are so diverse that there are land snails, sea snails, and freshwater snails.
There are thousands of snail species.
The “giant tiger land snail” also known, as “giant Ghana snail” is the largest land snail in the world, their length can reach up to 12 inches.
Land snails secrete mucus to facilitate their movement and reduce the friction against the ground.
Snails try to get a diet that is full of calcium to keep their shells thick and healthy.
Land snails have tiny teeth! They have a structure called the radula that has of rows of them.
The “cone snails,” a family of sea snails is venomous, and some of them are fatal to humans!
There are approximately 600 different species in the family of “cone snails.”
There are about 30 humans deaths registered caused by cone snails.
The sea snails breathe with gills; the land snails breathe with lungs while some species of freshwater snails breathe with lungs and others with gills.
In several countries, they eat some species of land snails, and they are considered a delicacy.